👨‍💻 About me

The astute reader will have noticed that I am a Lead Front End & JavaScript Developer. However, I suppose there is more to me than a job title, especially one which doesn’t really describe what I actually do.

So WTF do I actually do?

I’m not a huge fan of the terms, but most of my time is split between Front End Architecture, Front End Ops, and on a good day some actual Front End Development. Without going into a ridiculous amount of detail, I spend my time…

🕰 How my typical day pans out
06:00 Wake up, take medication, smoke a few cigarettes
06:15   Try to workout in a vain attempt at being getting healthy            
06:45   Jump in the shower and ponder any current issues                    
07:00   Get dressed in whatever I can find - never a proper shirt            
07:30   Leave for work and sit in traffic, listening to BBC Radio 4          
08:00   Get to the office and start work *                                  
13:00 Spend my lunch break on personal projects and learning new stuff
14:00 Get back to my desk and hopefully solve whatever I was working on
16:30   Leave the office and sit in traffic, listening to BBC Radio 4        
17:00   Get home and hopefully get in an hour of coding on personal projects
18:00 Dinner time!
18:30 A little TV if something good is on
22:00 Read a chapter of whatever book I’m currently reading
23:00 Go to sleep

Do I do anything other than work?

Surprisingly, I do actually have a few interests outside of work.

❤️ Things I love 🚫 Things I hate
😂 Emojis 🤓 Hipsters
🎓 Learning       😏 False modesty            
🌈 Open Source 👳 ‘Guru’ developers
🦏 JavaScript 🙏 Religious nonsense
💤 Afternoon naps 📆 Task estimation
💻 My job 👔 Dressing smart
🐂 Red Bull 🐈 Cats
💊 Valium ❄️ The cold
✍️ Tattoos 🎉 False celebrations

🖥 About the site

I’m constantly learning and trying out new things. This is kind of a place for me to take notes on what I’m doing, share new things I’ve found out, basically just somewhere for me to have a little brain dump every now and then.

Sometimes you might see four posts in a row. Sometimes you might not see anything for a month.

If this site is still up, it means I’m alive somewhere because the domain registrar is still collecting the payment from my bank.

📚 About my book collection

I get a bit geeky about books. I love learning from books and have a massive library of technical and programming books.

Here’s a selection of some of my favourites, most of which will have been used at some point as reference material for the posts you find here.

Whilst many of the resources here are available for free online, I would encourage you to support the authors by purchasing either the eBook or paperback versions, if you can afford it.